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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Plug-and-Play: 1944

Plug-and-Play: 1944

June 7, 1944. "Maser Music showroom, Mission and Washburn streets, San Francisco." On display on D-Day Plus One, a selection of Wurlitzer jukeboxes and two Mills Panoram "Soundies" machines, a sort of early video jukebox that played 16mm film loops of musical acts for a dime. 8x10 inch acetate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 
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Patience

What a great picture !

In those days people had more patience to listen (or look) to their favourite music. What a difference with the way we listen to music nowerdays, you just download hundreds of songs on your cell phone etc. without any effort by yourself

The Wurlitzer Model 750 could play 24 records and hold 24 selections. It was the first year with the so called bubble tubes. Number produced - 18.500

The Mills Panoram Soundies machine is for sale here in Holland

http://www.jukeboxgallery.com/nl/collectie/klassieke-jukeboxen/overige/m...

Keep up the good work

Before MTV there was the Mills Panoram.

Fully restored, and very cool indeed:

 
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